How To Host a Virtual Holiday Party

How To Host a Virtual Holiday Party

With COVID-19 making the traditional holiday party impossible, here are 5 simple ideas that will help you have a fantastic virtual event. Don't let working remotely spoil your holiday fun. Wrap up the year on a high-note with an awesome virtual celebration!


1. Branding 101 – to prevent this from feeling like yet another Zoom meeting, have a great title for the event and send a formal email invitation to set a special tone right up front.

2. Special Delivery – send each team member a box containing the following holiday party supplies. Note in the email invite that they should expect to receive this, and NOT to open it until the party begins.


1. Icebreaker – Guess the Christmas Song!

2. Game #1 A to Z Scavenger Hunt

Using Zoom breakouts, divide your large team into small groups of 4-5 people

The Challenge:

The Results:

3. Game #2 – Trivia Challenge

4. Team Connection - Depending on the size of your team, personal connection can be difficult. To overcome this challenge, use Zoom breakouts to divide your team into small groups of 3 or 4 people and chat about any of the following questions (or some questions of your own):

5. Closing – Before you wrap up, take time for everyone to open their gift and comment on why you selected this gift. Follow this up with some words of encouragement, and a toast to your team. Be sure to have your Zoom view in “gallery” mode and do a screen capture of everyone raising a glass.


1. Follow Up – The day after your event, send out an email thanking everyone for attending. Be sure to include the photo of the team raising a glass.

PS - Reach out to us anytime to explore how one of our 1-hour virtual teambuilding programs can take your holiday party to the next level!

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